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How to change your Xbox Live gamertag

Overview

You can easily change your Xbox Live gamertag. If your gamertag was created for you during your initial Xbox Live sign-up (meaning you did not choose your gamertag), you can change the gamertag one time for free. Additional Xbox Live gamertag changes cost extra.

Solutions

Change your gamertag through a web browser

  1. In a web browser, go to Change gamertag at account.xbox.com.
  2. Sign in using the Microsoft account email address and password associated with your gamertag.
  3. Enter your new gamertag and click or tap Check Availability.
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  1. Once you find an available gamertag, click Claim it!
    Note You can change your gamertag once for free. Additional Xbox Live gamertag changes cost extra.

Change your gamertag on Xbox One

Note Xbox One may not be available in all locales.

  1. On your Xbox One Wireless Controller, press the Xbox button to return to Home.
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  1. At the top of the Home screen, next to Sign in, select your profile.
  2. If you're not already signed in, select Choose this person to sign in.
  3. Press the Menu button, then select Settings.
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  1. Select About me.
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  1. Select Customise profile, then select Change gamertag.
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  1. Select an available gamertag or select Make my own to create your own gamertag.
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  1. When you're finished, select Enter, then select Sounds good.
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  1. Once you see your gamertag, select Close.

After you confirm your new gamertag, the change is reflected across Xbox Live and the payment option associated with your Xbox Live account is charged. You don't need to tell your friends that you've changed your gamertag — their Friends lists will be updated automatically.

Change your gamertag on Xbox 360

  1. On your Xbox 360 console, go to social, and then select Sign In or Out.
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  1. Select your profile to sign in.
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  1. Scroll right to settings and select Profile.
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  1. Select Edit Profile.
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  1. Select Gamertag.
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  1. Select Enter New Gamertag.
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  1. Type a new gamertag (up to 15 characters), and then select Done.
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If the gamertag you entered is already taken, you'll be prompted to try another gamertag.

  1. After you enter or select a new gamertag, select Yes, use this gamertag.
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After you confirm your new gamertag, the change is reflected across Xbox Live and the payment option associated with your Xbox Live account is charged. You don't need to tell your friends that you've changed your gamertag — their Friends lists will be updated automatically.

Change your gamertag in the Xbox app on Windows 10

You can change your gamertag once for free. If you haven't changed it before, you can change it in the Xbox app on Windows 10. If you have changed it before, you can go to account.xbox.com to pay and to change your gamertag. See Change your gamertag through a web browser.

  1. Go to the Xbox app in Windows 10 and sign in using the Microsoft account email address and password associated with your gamertag.
  2. In the upper-left corner of the app's home screen, select your gamerpic.
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  1. In the banner at the top of the profile screen, select Customise.
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  1. Select Change gamertag.
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  1. Type your preferred gamertag and select Check availability.
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  1. Once you find an available gamertag, select Claim it.
    After you confirm your new gamertag, the change is reflected across Xbox. You don't need to tell your friends that you've changed your gamertag — their Friends lists will be updated automatically.

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